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Director – Head of Division VI: I. Leventidis (Assoc. Professor)

This laboratory provides the IT education and training of students of the Department of Economics. The Laboratory operates under the responsibility of the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science and it is located on the third floor of the renovated “Megaron of Theoretical Sciences” (Massalias wing and Sina wing), 57 Solonos street, as follows: it has two computer rooms with, three classrooms and one meeting room. Also, it has one additional computer room on the 6th floor at 14 Euripidou street.

The Laboratory assists the educational work of the faculty members of the Department who need computational support and provides training seminars on computer applications, programming in Visual Basic, web applications and workshops, as for example in egovernance and site development. The Laboratory since its establishment (1990) has trained more than 30,000 students (up to the year 2000, it instructed also students of the School Law, Economics and Politics, while up to the year 2004 and students of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration).

The electronic equipment of the Laboratory consists of 76 modern PCs running on Windows 10 on local network and access the Internet via the campus network. The software library of the Laboratory includes Microsoft Office, Matlab, Mathematica, software for supporting statistics math courses, programming languages like Python, R, etc.

The seminars are announced on the website of the Laboratory and the Department, usually in September and December, but generally it is recommended that you contact those responsible for courses and workshops.



Director: Professor P. Petrakis

It is a workshop designed for the study of the development of entrepreneurship within the field of development and planning. The role of workshop is:
A) Research: Carry out a thorough study of entrepreneurship in Greece, comparing with international developments. The research results in a series of scientific articles and studies covering the spectrum of development of entrepreneurship in order to be published in major scientific journals abroad.

B) Advisory: The workshop provides advisory support in prospective young entrepreneurs, whether they are alumni from the University of Athens or not, who are interested in starting their own business and are in need of information and support



Director: Professor I. C. Demetriou (

This laboratory develops research work on high scale approximation and optimization calculations as well as relevant applications on economics. The research results have found favorable acceptance at international conferences where they presented, have received three international awards and relevant scientific articles are published in prestigious international journals.

D. The UoA Center for Financial Studies (CFS)


Director: Assoc. Professor Dimitris Kenourgios

The UoA CFS has been operating since 1990 at the Department of Economics (TOE) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). The purpose of the Center is to study issues of business economics and finance and to promote training in these subjects. In particular, through the Center the following is sought:

  • The promotion of the study and the applied research on finance and wider economic development issues and problems that concern the Greek economy.
  • The participation in applied research related to the development process.
  • The development and use of data bases for the international and Greek money and capital markets, which are necessary for the study of financial analysis and management and for the bibliography in economics.
  • The development of training programs for university graduates and business executives in the subjects of money, capital and asset markets, financial analysis, management of financial institutions and other companies, in new methods and new products.
  • The provision of training and special applied knowledge to graduates, in order to facilitate their professional development in the developing and constantly differentiating Greek financial market, and beyond.
  • The development of collaborations with other university institutions, domestic or foreign, as well as organizations or business entities, in the context of the above goals and objectives.

The work of the Center is part of the modern economic reality, which is characterized by continuous changes and developments with main axes the liberalization and internationalization of markets, the globalization and application of new technologies and modern processes brought by the 4th industrial revolution both at company level as well as at the level of markets.

Indicatively, the UoA CFS has prepared studies for the Greek Ministry of Finance, the Greek Ministry of Development, the Athens Stock Exchange, the Financial Stability Fund, the Energy Regulatory Authority, the European Commission, the Hellenic Capital Market Commission and the Competition Commission, while it has designed and delivered seminars for executives of financial institutions of the country.

The scientific interest of the UoA CFS is related to topics such as money and capital markets, commodity and energy markets, the analysis of modern forms of financial markets and the choice of alternative investments (Real Estate, Islamic Finance and Investments, Ethical Investments, Carbon Emission Markets, Hedge , Commodities, Green Bonds, Renewable Energy, Structured products, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Luxury and Collectable Goods), financial institutions, corporations (financing, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, internal control), industry and other financial sectors, small and medium-sized enterprises, the development of Blue Entrepreneurship and the Blue Economy sector, and new FinTech technologies and applications (Blockchain, Digital Currencies) in the financial sector and in the money and capital markets.



Director: Professor Dimitrios Vasiliou

The Athens Banking Laboratory (ABL) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens was established in 2017 with the Rector’s Act No. 466/22.11.2017 (FEK 4189/30.11.2017). It is a leading research center in Europe, conducting research and advisory work in the areas of business and bank administration, accounting, finance, investment and financial technology (FinTech).

The main goal of the ABL is to produce cutting-edge research output, and to solve business and banking challenges through scientific excellence. Other goals are:

  • Advance the state-of-the art in business and finance research, tackling issues from a perspective of creativity, technology advances, innovation and change.
  • Maintain a corporate development and new technology diffusion arsenal, enabling companies operating in the new highly competitive environment to exploit a unique reservoir of expertise in business and bank management.
  • Promote the interaction of Economics Department faculty of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, researchers and students with world-renowned institutions, scholars and professionals, thus ensuring research excellence and knowledge dissemination.
  • Support undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research of the Economics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens by infusing its research results, methodologies and tools into the classroom.
  • Advance and promote the Development Banking research aimed at the targeted and coordinated employment of domestic and international investment funds and financial instruments to fund investment projects, with multiplier socio-economic benefits, that can contribute effectively to the economic and social development of the country.
  • Emphasize Development Banking in its broadest sense and not just as a tool of development. Development Banking can be considered as a type of financial intermediation to help the country achieve a higher and sustainable level of growth. In a broader context, this desirable level of development includes the whole spectrum of socio-economic progress. In addition, Development Banking can be defined as a form of financial intermediation that provides funding for high priority investment projects in an economy. Both definitions suggest that the purpose of Development Banking is to bring the country to a higher level of growth.

The ABL is closely linked to a number of academic programs at the Economics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and other educational institutions. At the undergraduate level, ABL supports the educational mission of the Economics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In terms of graduate education, ABL collaborates intensively with the University of Athens Master of Business Administration (UoA MBA). In addition, ABL is directly involved in the training of executives and senior executives of private and public corporations and organizations.


Director: Professor Nikolaos Eriotis

The Laboratory of Accounting Training and Applications operates at the Department of Economics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The purpose of the laboratory is to provide general, but also specialized accounting knowledge to students as well as professionals in the financial field, implementation of specialized accounting studies for companies, application of electronic accounting tools, creation of accounting databases, etc.




Director – Andreas Papandreou, Professor

The academic field of Sustainable Development is by its nature multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary. Economics has always been at the core of the idea of sustainable development. Despite the substantial academic and research activity on the many aspects of sustainable development there are few research centers devoted to the political economy dimension of sustainable development. The political economy of sustainable development focuses, inter alia, on how institutions, the political environment and the economy interact and influence each other and thus form the underlying conditions that allow or prevent sustainable development. The importance of the political economy dimension is apparent when considering the failings of the global community to take adequate climate action in view of the unprecedented scientific consensus for its need. The obstacles to concerted action can be found in the way that political and economic power prevent the necessary institutional,political, and economic changes that will bring about a transition to a low carbon economy. The unprecedented crisis in Greece revealed in the toughest way the many failings of achieving sustainable development as well as the deeper political economy causes underlying these. The lab is dedicated to researching this crucial political economy dimension of sustainable development as well as promoting teaching and student involvement in these matters.